|Object Type:||Promotional Item|
|Object Name:||SCADC ATS Tie|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 1985|
Many of the programmes gave a Tie to the team working on the project and it was also a useful gift to visitors. The Tie might be supplied in-house or by the end customer.
This is a navy blue tie with red diagonal stripes and the letters: "SCADC ATS". In 1981 Instrument Systems Division began the design of a new generation of Air Data Computers designed for the combined USAF and USN Standard Central Air Data Computer (SCADC) programme. The system was designed to fulfil the retrofit requirements of 38 different aircraft types and to do so with only four configurations. We believe that ‘ATS’ stands for Automatic Test System since this was a major piece of equipment.